Banished (The)

Directed by: Anders Banke
Country: Sweden, Spain
Genre: Horror, Thriller,



In December 1917, a small troop of soldiers was sent on a secret mission to an outpost in the north of Sweden. It’s a remote area, the snow is heavy, and skis are the only means of transportation. Their assignment is to bring supplies to the Finnish army fighting against the Russians. On arrival, they find the compound deserted and the telegraph sabotaged. Inspecting the area, they find terrifying signs of brutal combat. Isolated and unable to communicate with the outside world, they now are faced with an unknown threat to fight off – or perish.

Director’s vision

The Banished is a brutal horror film, steeped in Scandinavian folklore and monster myths, but with a grim twist echoing far more modern
horrors. Set in a bitingly cold Northern Lapland, where lofty ideals clash with an unforgiving wilderness. The clever script centers around
group psychology, the primal urge to survive, and avoid becoming someone else’s next meal.


Director’s biography

Graduating from the film direction faculty of the Russian State Institute of Cinematography in 1996, Anders Banke (b. 1969, Sweden) made
his feature film debut in 2006 with the multi-awarded teenage-vampire-horror-comedy Frostbiten. His work combines a visual flare and a firm
handling of all kinds of visual effects with a deep understanding of storytelling and bringing the best out of actors, both seasoned stars and
young talent.



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